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WELCOME TO BOONE RIVER VALLEY FESTIVAL 2021

Named #9 of the TOP TEN BEST OUTDOOR FESTIVALS IN IOWA!

We believe the ‘River Valley’ is worth celebrating! it gives all ages year-round access to some of the best hiking, biking, fishing & exploring! Whether fishing in the waters off the Des Moines river, exploring along trails in Ledges State Park, enjoying music in our natural amphitheaters or exploring the art and cultural scene we set up in the middle of beautiful McHose Park, festival- goers will discover and celebrate the beauty of Boone Co. for themselves.

StepOutside named Boone River Valley Festival #9 in their Top 10 List of Iowa’s Best Outdoor Festivals!

The Boone IA River Valley Festival Steering Committee is thrilled to announce it has received commitments from all bands for their LIVE Concert Event- including the headlining national, multi-platinum selling band- Night Ranger along with special guests and multi-platinum selling “rock gods” in their own right, Vince Neil and Great White. The concert event is now set for Sat., May 29, 2021.

Memorial weekend ’21 in Boone County IA is where to be! Scroll below for the whole weekend of fun!

FRIDAY – MAY 28

10AM- On the River- at the Arboretum (Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave., Madrid) Story time and crafty snack! (Free/ All ages)

11AM- Walk and Talk (Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave., Madrid) Tour the grounds with Horticulture Project Manager, Leah Worth. (Free/ All ages)

5PM- Official BRVF Kick Off Block Party (Boone Valley Brewery, Boone) Come for FREE MUSIC with Danny Grause’s unique style of fusing a country foundation with funk, blues, and rock influences. Plus, plenty of our Boone River Valley Festival signature brews, food trucks and our Annual Bags Tournament!

SATURDAY – MAY 29

8AM- Adventures in Outdoor Photography (Old ice skating shelter; Park Ave., Boone) Beginner to the camera or a po, come learn a few tips to make your pics Instagram- worth! (Free/ All ages)

8AM-12PM Youth {16 yrs old and younger} Fishing Derby (Don Williams Park, 610 H. Ave., Ogden) Meet at the Open air shelter by the Marina Boat Ramp, last registration at 11:30A. Join Boone County Conservation for fishing fun! Prizes and giveaways! Parent must accompany children. (Free/ All ages)

5PM- GATES OPEN! (Seven Oaks Recreation, 222nd Dr., Boone)

Tickets available online now!

The Boone River Valley Festival is excited to announce the HEADLINER—the latest of THREE platinum- selling bands ROCKING the stage at Seven Oaks Saturday night on May 29, 2021!

While their popularity is fueled by a string of recognizable hit singles and legendary albums such as “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes”, the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with “Sentimental Street”, “Goodbye”, “Sing Me Away”, and “Four in the Morning”, NIGHT RANGER has both epitomized and transcended a sound that goes well beyond the arena rock era! With 17 Million albums sold worldwide, over 3500 live performances, and a radio audience that exceeds 1 Billion, Night Ranger continues to expand their ever-growing fan-base- proving that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for timeless success. Recently celebrating the 35th Anniversary of their first two albums, Dawn Patrol & Midnight Madness, they’re continuing to write and produce new rock material, including their latest single “Truth” (2018) and most recent album “Don’t Let Up” (2017).

Boone River Valley Festival’s Concert Night Has a Line Up Change-

The team with the Boone River Valley Festival announces changes in their line up for its concert at Seven Oaks. The team is excited to welcome Vince Neil- the legendary voice and front man of Mötley Crüe to the show! Vince Neil is an international superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist. The front man leads some of the greatest rock songs of a generation including “Wild Side”, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and many others. “We are excited Vince is kicking off the summer with us here in Boone, IA!” said Jennifer Hanson. Due to the continued travel restrictions regarding the COVID-19 virus, SKID ROW regretfully will not be able to appear at the River Valley Festival on May 29th. “The band hopes to return to the Boone, IA area as soon as safety permits,” Skid Row’s management said.

Plus the amazing GREAT WHITE! Changes? Yeah, they’ve had ‘em. Fallen off the path? Guilty. Slowed down? No way. Never. Don’t ever count these guys out of the game. The band is READY to ROCK full-steam ahead into 2020 with an honoring nod to the past. Include the Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” plus “Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”, Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV four times. The latest and 12th studio album, Elation, garnered high accolades including on the emotional, Top 10 classic rock radio entry, “Hard To Say Goodbye.” VIP tickets are sold out and general admission tickets are limited for these THREE MULTI PLATINUM- SELLING BANDS!. Get yours today!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW >HERE<

We’re stoked to share Iowa’s own Saucy Jack will be kicking off our little shin-dig in May! The life of the party since 1998, Saucy Jack features Stacy Peterson on bass guitar and vocals, Jim Poffenberger on guitar and vocals, and Andy Shelly on drums. Saucy Jack covers all your favorite classic rock songs from the 70’s and 80’s and have had the opportunity to open the show for such great acts as REO, Chicago, Loverboy, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker Band, Firehouse, Head East, Molly Hatchet, and many more! Check them out at www.SaucyJackRocks.com

PLEASE NOTE:

NO OUTSIDE FOOD or BEVERAGES. We will have plenty of beverages at the concert along with some amazing food truck offerings! CLEAR BAGS ONLY ALLOWED IN VENUE- and BAGS WILL BE CHECKED!
GENERAL ADMISSION PARKING IS OFF SITE AND $10 PER CAR WITH SHUTTLES (INCL. IN THE PARKING FEE) BRINGING GUESTS TO/ FROM VENUE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.

SUNDAY – MAY 30

8:45AM- Community-wide Worship Service & Pancake Feed (Goeppinger Field/ Boone HS football field, Boone) Inter-denominational outdoor community-wide church service with free pancake breakfast- thanks to Fareway Stores in Boone! (Free/ All ages)

10AM- Arts in the Park (Main Shelter, McHose Park, Boone) A community favorite! Join us for dozens of hand crafted art, craft & vintage items, the Market, plus free live music from 11-3pm with a brand new high energy bluegrass style string band, Black Mountain Fever! Kid’s Corner with free books from Rotary of Boone, Food trucks and more! (Free entry/ All ages)

–ALSO— AGAIN THIS YEAR! Garage Art Car Show (Main Shelter, McHose Park, Boone) Come see the best in the Midwest- and enjoy all free music, kids activities, the food options, and more since you’re right next to Arts in the Park! (Free entry/ All ages)